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FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - Fort Bliss officials say a soldier was injured seriously when an artillery shell exploded near him during a fire coordination training exercise. The unidentified soldier is a member of the 1st Armored Division's 3rd Brigade. Maj. Joe Buccino, the Fort...
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 150 people face federal and state charges after authorities disrupted online wildlife trafficking operations involving tiger, leopard and jaguar pelts, elephant ivory and live birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the arrests Thursday...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State officials are warning Texas Health and Human Services clients of calls being made by fake caseworkers seeking personal information. In a statement, the department's Office of Inspector General says the callers identify themselves as Health and Human...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Five people died when the sport utility vehicle in which they were riding plunged into a South Texas port basin. The Incident happened about 4 p.m. Thursday when the truck plunged into the shrimp basin at the Port of Brownsville. Justice of the Peace...
ORCHARD, Texas (AP) - Three women are dead after flames swept through a house in a rural town near Houston. The fire happened shortly before noon Thursday in Orchard, a town of about 350 residents about 40 miles southwest of Houston. Fort Bend County sheriff's spokesman Bob...
PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) - A South Texas pier has been closed after a ferry hauling vehicles and passengers lost power and crashed into part of the walkway. Port Aransas police say nobody was hurt when the ferry hit the Station Street Pier. The Coast Guard will help investigate...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas sales tax holiday weekend has been set for Aug. 9-11 as families prepare to send children back to school. State Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money on certain items costing less than $100. The law exempts most clothing, footwear,...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man faces up to life in prison for his role in a drug and contraband smuggling ring linked to a state prison. A federal jury in Corpus Christi on Wednesday convicted 40-year-old Juan Ledezma (luh-DES'-muh) of Brownsville of drug...
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Police will examine security surveillance video after "H8" - representing the word hate - was spray-painted on the side of a South Texas Islamic center. Victoria police reported no immediate arrests over the defacing of the Victoria Islamic Center. The...